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Are you interested in becoming a Business Analyst? Perhaps you're already in the field of business analysis but you need a certification that will validate your knowledge and skills. Our BCS Business Analyst Course is the career boost you need. Internationally recognised and accredited, the BCS Business Analyst Course will set you on the path to a career as a business analyst.
What is Business Analysis?
Business analysis is the process of identifying needs and solutions to business problems. A Business Analyst, therefore, is someone who assesses a business by considering the business model and its integration with technology.
During the BCS Business Analyst Course, students will be taught:
- Professional techniques
- Business knowledge
- Strategy development
- Defining requirements as well as quantitative approaches
- Managing of stakeholders
- Stakeholder analysis
- Business architecture techniques
This course will allow you to implement techniques and tools used in business analysis in order to steer the business in the right direction.
Some of the Business analysis skills you will learn:
- Development of competencies
- SWOT analysis
- Five stages of the process model
- External and internal environmental analysis
- Documenting the current situation
- Business activity models
Why study business analysis online?
Technological improvements and advances in educational design mean that studying online is no longer just a low-cost alternative to traditional training methods. In many respects, our online courses offer training which is superior to the majority of available “classroom” options.
Not only is the effectiveness of the training process enhanced, but also the convenience and overall cost efficiency of studying online make it a compelling option for training. You can learn at your own pace and can repeat each section as many times as required unlike in a classroom environment.
Studying at your own pace, rewinding and going over the material as often as you need improves your long-term memory retention and makes studying more rewarding.
Curriculum for the BCS Business Analysis course:
You will gain access to the following modules:
Module 1: What is Business Analysis?
Chapter 1: The origins of Business Analysis
Chapter 2: Development of Business Analysis
Chapter 3: Scope of Business Analysis Work
Chapter 3: (Part 2) Professional Techniques
Chapter 4: Business Analysis
Chapter 5: Taking a Holistic Approach
Chapter 6: The Role and Responsibilities of a Business Analyst
Module 2: The Competencies of a Business Analyst
Chapter 1: Behavioural Skills and Personal Qualities
Chapter 2: Behavioural Skills and Personal Qualities
Chapter 3: Business Knowledge
Chapter 4: The Development of Competencies
Module 3: Strategy Analysis
Chapter 1: The context of strategy
Chapter 2: The Definition of Strategy
Chapter 3: Strategy Development
Chapter 4: External Environmental analysis
Chapter 5: Internal Environment Analysis
Chapter 6: SWOT Analysis
Chapter 7: Implementing Strategy
Module 4: The Business Analysis Process Model
Chapter 1: An Approach To Problem Solving
Chapter 2: Five Stages of the Process Model
Chapter 3: Investigate The Situation
Chapter 4: Consider The Perspectives
Chapter 5: Analyse The Needs
Chapter 6: Evaluate The Options
Chapter 7: Define The Requirements
Chapter 8: Delivering The Changes
Module 5: Investigation Techniques
Chapter 1: Preparation
Chapter 2: Interviews
Chapter 3: Observation
Chapter 4: Workshops
Chapter 5: Scenarios
Chapter 6: Prototyping
Chapter 7: Quantitative Approaches
Chapter 8: Documenting the Current Situation
Module 6: Stakeholder Analysis and Management
Chapter 1: Categories And Identification
Chapter 2: Analysing Stakeholders
Chapter 3: Managing Stakeholders
Chapter 4: Stakeholder Perspectives
Chapter 5: Business Activity Models
Module 7: Modelling Business Processes
Chapter 1: Organisational Context
Chapter 2: An Alternative View of an Organisation
Chapter 3: The Organisational View of Business Processes
Chapter 4: Value Chain and Value Propositions
Chapter 5: Business Process Models
Chapter 6: Analysing the "As-Is" Business Process Model
Module 8: Defining the Solution
Chapter 1: GAP Analysis
Chapter 2: Business Architecture
Chapter 3: Business Architecture Techniques
Module 9: Making a Business and Financial Case
Chapter 1: Identifying Options
Chapter 2: Assessing Project Feasibility
Chapter 3: Structure of a Business Case
Chapter 4: Costs and Benefits
Chapter 5: Investment Appraisal
Chapter 6: Presenting the Business Case
Quiz: Making a Business and Financial Case
Module 10: Establishing the Requirements
Chapter 1: Requirements Engineering
Chapter 2: Requirements Elicitation
Chapter 3: Requirements Analysis
Chapter 4: Requirements Validation
Module 11: Documenting and Managing Requirements
Chapter 1: The Requirements catalogue
Chapter 2: Documenting Requirements
Chapter 3: Managing Requirements
Module 12: Modelling Requirements
Chapter 1: Use Case Modelling
Chapter 2: Entity Relationship Modelling
Chapter 3: Class Modelling
Module 13: Delivering the Requirements
Chapter 1: Context
Chapter 2: Lifecycles
Module 14: Delivering the Business Solution
Chapter 1: Business Change Lifecycle
Chapter 2: Design Stage
Chapter 3: Implementation Stage
Chapter 4: Realisation Stage
Please note that the official exam is not included, however for those who complete the course, they will receive a completion certificate upon request.
Who is this course for?
The Business Analysis Foundation certification is for anyone who requires an understanding of Business Analysis. This includes business analysts, business managers and their staff, business change managers and project managers.
This course is also suitable for those who are considering a career change to become a business analyst and who would like to understand more about the role.
There are no formal educational requirement for studying this course.
- Business Analyst
- Business Analytics Analyst
- Business Change Analyst
- Business Consultant
- Financial Consultant
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Richard Tanner asked:
Once the course is completed, where would I be able to sign up / complete the exam? Many thanks in advance.
BCS exams can be sat through PearsonVueThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
does this include exam fee and past papers?
The BCS Business Analysis exam costs £145 in the UK and this is therefore obviously not included in this cost. The course is BCS accredited and aligned to the current syllabus and does include exam simulators and practice questions. This is then ideal preparation to ensure the customer is likely to pass the exam before scheduling it.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Does this include any practise material, exam examples?
Practice exam questions are includedThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can this certificate alone ,without prior training,be sufficient to get a job as a Business analyst?
Hi Yetunde The BCS Business Analysis Foundation Course is an entry-level course in the field of Business Analysis. Usually, you would need to do additional training and gain experience to be hired as a Business Analyst. The BCS Foundation Course forms part of the International Diploma in Business Analysis. That being said there are situations where an organisation would hire someone with a Foundation Certificate.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Wing Hung asked:
what is the full name of the bcs exam covered by this course, which we can take after the course?
BCS Business Analysis FoundationThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is this all theory based, or does any if the course require work place study/examples?
No, this covers the BCS Business Analysis Foundation syllabus and is theory basedThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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